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Biodiversity on the Farm: The Importance of Biodiversity and Supporting Ecosystems in Agriculture

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Farmers have sought to learn more about the importance of biodiversity on the farm, both to maximize the performance of their operation and to protect the environment.
 

Farmers realize the importance of biodiversity more than most—the variety of plants, animals and microorganisms within an ecosystem, both above and below the soil.
 

Benefiting Biodiversity & Soil Health

Sustainable Solutions to Nurture Nature
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Through close collaboration with growers and other partners, we are committed to balancing the need for crop production with nature conservation and reducing agriculture’s impact on biodiversity. 

Field to Market Awarded Walton Family Foundation Grant to Advance Supply Chain Sustainability Efforts in U.S. Agriculture

$760,000 grant will support development of greenhouse gas emissions reporting guidance among other key priorities
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WASHINGTON, April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Field to Market®: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced today that it was awarded a two-year grant totaling $760,000 by the Walton Family Foundation to advance supply chain sustainability efforts across U.S. commodity crop production.

Shaping the Future Of Sustainable Agriculture

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We’re committed to a world in which biodiversity thrives in harmony with humankind. Where hunger and climate change are terms relegated to history books. Where farms are more sustainable, consisting of plants that are more adaptive and resilient, to help increase economic prosperity for all families and their communities. In short, where agriculture is part of the solution to many of the planet’s biggest challenges.

Smarter Farming With Ravensdown and ThinkPads in the (Literal) Field

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Planes, drones, complex data capture and intelligence-led recommendations. What might sound like a military operation is now an accurate description of modern farming, thanks to advances in smart technology.

Agritech and the adoption of smart tech on farms around New Zealand is helping farmers achieve a host of benefits: higher crop yield, fewer pesticides, less nutrient run-off and greater sustainability – to name a few.

Cotton Industry Leaders Share the Importance of Soil Health and Regenerative Agriculture During Virtual Showcase

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, invites you to join Mr. Greg Bohrer, Director of Natural Capital at Walmart Foundation; Dr. Jesse Daystar, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Cotton, Inc.; and Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Soil Health Institute, at the virtually held Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase, at 2 p.m. (ET) on March 23, 2021.

Economics of Soil Health Evaluated on 100 Farms by the Soil Health Institute and Cargill

Soil health systems increased net income for 85% of farmers growing corn and 88% growing soybean
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Improving soil health can help farmers build drought resilience, increase nutrient availability, suppress diseases, reduce erosion and nutrient losses, and increase economic benefits according to recent Soil Health Institute research. “In addition to benefiting farmers and their land, many soil health management systems also benefit the broader environment by storing soil carbon, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving water quality,” says Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, President and CEO, Soil Health Institute (SHI).

Great Neighbours: Mining and Agriculture Working Side-by-Side

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At first glance, it seems like an odd pairing. Granted, we don’t often hear about mining and farming being discussed simultaneously, let alone how they can work together. But this unique relationship is being fostered right now at Eldorado Gold’s Efemçukuru operation in Turkey.

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